Uniaxial strain study of organic conductors α-(BEDT-TTF)2MHg(SCN)4 [M=K, NH4]

M. Maesato, Y. Kaga, R. Kondo, H. Hirai, S. Kagoshima

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In order to clarify what causes the difference in the electronic properties between K-salt and NH4-salt, we systematically studied the effects of uniaxial strain on α-(BEDT-TTF)2MHg(SCN)4 [M=K, NH4]. Resistance measurements were performed under the uniaxial strain applied along the a-, b*- and c-axes independently. Superconductivity like NH4-salt was induced in the K-salt under the the c-axis uniaxial strain, while the density wave state like K-salt was induced in NH4-salt under the a-axis uniaxial strain. It was found that the ratio of the in-plane lattice constant c/a plays a key role in dominating their electronic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-942
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Conductivity
  • Hall effect
  • Magnetotransport
  • Organic conductors based on radical cation and/or anion salts
  • Organic superconductors
  • Transport measurements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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